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When it comes to going to the doctor for a breast exam, it’s important schedule regular appointments. Below are five important reasons to schedule a mammogram. 1. Early Detection Can Save Your Life Self breast exams are important and can help identify problems, but they are no substitute for a mammogram. Your chances of surviving breast cancer are far greater when it is detected early. A mammogram can show tumors long before you are able to feel them. When you catch breast cancer in the early stages, your choices of treatment options are greater and survival rates increase. 2. It’s…

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides education and awareness about breast cancer, risk factors, and ways to prevent the disease. Below are some breast cancer prevention tips that could save your life. Examine Yourself Checking youself regularly for lumps is an important step in early detection and prevention of breast cancer. Examine your breasts and around the armpits for any lumps. Do this once a month, a few days after your periods. Make an appointment to see your doctor if you notice anything unusual. Genetic Testing Genetic testing can detect mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes or other cancerous…

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As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches, many women are reminded of helpful ways they can work towards prevention. Every woman wants to know how to reduce their risk of breast cancer and while there are a number of factors that can contribute to your level of risk, there are preventive methods that you can implement to your lifestyle. Stay Active Maintaining an active lifestyle is an important step to breast cancer prevention. Research has suggested that women who increase their physical activity reduce the risk of cancer between 10 -30 percent. Adding a brisk 30 minute walk to your…

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Getting fit can be fun when you include the entire family. By making it a family affair you can all help motivate one another to eat better and get more exercise while having fun together. You and your spouse will enjoy the energy that results from a healthier lifestyle while the kids will be able to develop good habits that can last a lifetime. Best of all, getting fit with your family is a wonderful way to find room for both family time and exercise in your busy schedule. The Fitness Challenge The best way to get the entire family…

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MMA, also known as “Mixed Martial Arts”, has become extremely popular with the past decade because of UFC. More individuals have become interested in signing up for MMA classes and groups. Before signing up for MMA, here are some things that you should know. History of MMA Before signing up for an MMA class, research the history of the sport and its roots. Consider your reasoning for signing up for an MMA class and whether you are doing so for personal gain or if you have an interest in a fighting career. Spend time researching local organizations and communities dedicated…

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Before you sign your child up for gymnastics, you need to consider all that it entails. Here are some things you need to know about gymnastics and its benefits. Expectations Tell your child that no one expects them to do flips on the first day. It’ll start out slow to make sure your child understands and knows the basics. Before kids ever start on tumbling, the bars or the balance beam, they have to learn how to lunge, hollow, straddle, pike, tuck and arch. These basic positions will be helpful in assuming the correct form and being flexible while doing…

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Nothing can dampen a great first impression or kill the mood faster than bad breath. No matter how prepared you are to combat that less-than-fresh breath, it has a way of popping up at the least convenient times. Of course, the first and most important step in combating bad breath, or halitosis, is maintaining a healthy mouth, so brushing, flossing, and seeing a dentist regularly are excellent practices to promote good oral hygiene. But how can you battle halitosis during the day in between brushing? Below are ten ways to freshen your breath naturally that you can easily adopt into…

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National Eye Exam Awareness Month is an ideal time to have an eye exam. Here are some reasons why it’s important to have your eyes checked. Eye Exams Reveal More Than How Well a Person Can See Maintaining proper vision is a major component in an individual’s quality of life, but routine eye examinations can also identify certain eye diseases. Glaucoma Glaucoma is one of the primary reasons for blindness. When a person has open angle glaucoma, eye pressure will increase, which is typically painless, and it will eventually cause optic nerve damage. Narrow-angle glaucoma is different and causes severe…

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Coloring is a new object of fascination among adults, it’s been discovered that it is stress relieving tool with far reaching health benefits. Coloring can also be executed on digital platforms like tablets, PC and Smartphone. Coloring generates wellness, a calming ambience and stimulates the brain’s motor skills. Dr. Carl Jung is one of the first psychologists to tout coloring’s ability to produce a calming and relaxing effect. Another psychologist, Gloria Martinez opines that coloring activates the cerebral hemispheres of the brain, most notably the vision and motor skills since the activity demands logic and creativity. The logic comes from…

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In the summer, your skin is exposed to a variety of conditions, with the change in temperature, humidity, amount of sunlight and length of UV rays. Having healthy skin not only makes you look like your most beautiful self, but it also makes the rest of your body healthier. Follow the skin care tips below to keep your skin healthy and beautiful all summer long. Wear Sunscreen It’s important to protect your skin when you go outside, especially during the summer. Protecting your skin from harmful rays will not only keep you looking younger for longer, but it will also…

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